Ford’s best-selling Ranger ute will get a plug-in hybrid option, but don’t expect it before

It’s part of Ford’s plans to offer a wide range of powertrain options in the mid-sized
utility segment.

The first-ever plug-in hybrid delivers more torque than any other Ranger, with a 2.3-litre
four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, electric motor and rechargeable battery system.

EV drive modes will give customers more flexibility in deciding how and when to use the
EV battery power.

It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45km.

Ford believes this will be extremely useful for its Aussie customers, as more than half
travel 40km or less per day.

But there’s no word at this stage on battery size or how long it takes to charge.

Targeted maximum braked towing capacity of the plug-in hybrid is 3500kg, the same as
the regular Ranger.

Ranger Plug-in Hybrid features Pro Power Onboard, a form of V2L that enables the
vehicle to power tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite.

Power outlets are provided in both the cargo bed and cabin.

That means noisy, bulky, heavy generators can be left at home, leaving more space for
other gear.

However, Pro Power Onboard may vary between models and markets and is subject to
regulatory approvals.

Electrical outputs will be published closer to the on-sale date.

Due early 2025, Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will become fifth electrified vehicle in the local
lineup alongside Mach-E, E-Transit, E-Transit Custom and Puma BEV.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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